Monthly Archives: March 2019

Prayer: nothing more than the soul’s longing

What is prayer? Ken Gire answers: “Prayer is the conversation we have with God. As in any conversation, sometimes we communicate what’s in our heart with great articulation, even eloquence. Other times we find only a toy box of childish … Continue reading

Posted in Prayers, Proverbs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why does He eat with You?

“Sieger Koder is a German priest who has painted some startling folky paintings on various aspects of the ministry of Jesus. One of the features of his work is the child-like simplicity of the depicted characters and the way in some of … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Share the Feast of Promised Presence

Jesus Calls Us by John Bell & Graham Maule Jesus calls us here to meet him As, through word and song and prayer, We affirm God’s promised presence, Where his people live and care. Praise the God who keeps his … Continue reading

Posted in Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On being poor in attachment

“It is the Christian’s privilege to be rich in material things,” wrote Francis de Sales, “and poor in attachment to them, thereby having the use of riches in this world and the merit of poverty in the next.” … No … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Counter-Cultural Pilgrimage of Lent

Matt Woodly hosts a podcast where he interviewed Aaron Damiani on the counter-cultural nature of Lent. In an episode of “Preaching Today“, Damiani briefly begins to describe how Lent and liturgy are “intentional practices that shape our souls”.  Here are excerpts … Continue reading

Posted in Proverbs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prayer as the Practice of Memory

Prayer begins as the most spontaneous of acts: pain, gratitude, anger. It occurs in fragments. It is experienced abruptly without transitions. But as it continues, it develops subterranean connections – gathering and arranging – and it becomes our most comprehensive … Continue reading

Posted in Prayers, Proverbs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment